The blue baggers and the tri colours kicking off the season at the old ACT Rugby hq. Might head to that one.
What are the other round 1 fixtures?
My top 4:
Royals Eagles Vikings Whites
The tri colours, students and Lions will push hard and not be far away.
Expecting a very close, tightly contested season, so my predictions are:
Queanbeyan - solid outfit with depth and consistency
Vikings - a replenished squad but still a threat
Eagles - have recruited strongly and will surprise many
Royals - pressure on to repeat last year's performance, but still strong
Easts - still a work in progress but seem to be moving in the right direction
Wests - might struggle this year, but could be wrong
Uni - have lost key players and seem to struggle every 3 years (students leaving)
Am new to this forum so looking forward to contributing and hearing everyone's views.
Having the likes of Ray Dobson and Tom Hall join the club is a real coup. Both are genuine talent. Also a number of young kids snapped up through the Brumbies 20s adds some vital depth - and if it seems they have secured JP Fenikitau, then that's a bonus too.Anymore details on the off season recruiting of Gunghalin? What makes you think they will be stronger this year?
Canberra's premier club rugby coaches have flagged the possibility of using live-streaming technology to take a more professional approach to the John I Dent Cup as it steps into the digital age this year.
The ACT Brumbies have struck a deal to have the match of the round streamed live on the internet every week of the John I Dent Cup season, starting with a clash between defending premiers Royals and the Queanbeyan Whites on Saturday.
Yep the Red, White, Black was their best kit - the last few season BLK red/white kit was terrible I reckon.
Liking the new kit but as you said - red, white, black is the winner.
Easts RUFC - First Grade vs. Wests (Trial Match)
1. Ruan Smith
2. Robbie Abel
3. Hennie Tui
4. Peni Nifo
5. Matt Giugni
6. Scott Geronmi
7. Nick Saunders
8. George Cross
9. Jacob Abel
10. Jackson Te Huki
11. Marco Ferrini
12. AJ Abel
13. Andrew Garvey
14. Kealii Leuluai
15. Gerhard Pretorius
Def a stronger looking side than last year - hopefully they can keep a strong (er) side throughout the whole season this year though - would like to see Robbie Abel in the 23 for the Brumbies each week though.
Anyone know how the lower grades for Easts are going for numbers and how their joint venture with ADFA is going? I can see on the drew there is no mention of Easts/ADFA - does this sort of indicate that Easts didn't go ahead with this joint venture in the lower grades?